I stayed calm (not my strong point) and called the manager of Quinn’s manager. I started out asking about the incident of the shirt. She started to tell me the details of the events, which Quinn already had. I interupted her by saying, “I really don’ need all the details,” I told her what FB was threatening to do and she blurted out, “Oh no, we can’t do that. We’ve been running this place for umpty up years and we know that we can’t do that?”
Then I questioned her about the high turnover rate of her teenage employees and wondered if it might have something to do with FB. She informed me that they had several girls that worked all through high school and have only had problems lately. She got very defensive about FB and told me all of her good qualities. How they would never let her go. Sounds like maybe she’s been down this path before. I never mentioned anything about letting FB go. And anyway, I think FB might be in deep trouble if she were out trying to compete in the job market. She might have to start brushing her teeth more than once a week.
Anyway Quinn had already put in her notice followed in short order by her only other trained co-worker. Quinn is much more calm. Before we went to bed last night I asked her what she wanted to do, go confront FB herself or have me intervene. I told her I didn’t care which, but whatever happened she would not be taking the docking. We decided to sleep on it. When I got up in the morning she agreed that I should handle at least the initial contact. But she expressed in her dramatic way that she was nervous about me flying off the handle. I’m kind of volatile and I have a ferocious temper. I have these out of body experiences. It’s a family thing. My dad, both my Siblings. My sister is really volcanic. Red headed fury. This is were she gives me a dirty look and says, “Auburn.” I think she’d work a tssk in there somewhere too.
I promised to stay calm. Later in the day she called me at work and on my cel to warn me that her business teacher told her that businesses could actually dock employees checks. Now I’m going to have to straighten her out too. I assured Quinn that was not the case and told her that I had talked to the uberboss and everything was hunky dorey. We had a nice convesation.
Quinn is cool. Quinn is a force of nature. The Mighty Quinn.